ERIC Number: ED244073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Strategies to Improve and Expand the Delivery of Vocational Education in Small, Rural, and/or Isolated Secondary Schools in Hawaii.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.
Intended for administrators of schools within the Hawaii Department of Education, this document provides descriptions of 34 alternative strategies implemented by small, rural, and/or isolated secondary schools across the nation to improve the quality of their vocational programs. Introductory materials discuss the document's purpose, the need for the study that identified the approaches, limitations of the study, and general conclusions from a concurrent literature review. The descriptions of the strategies follow. Each description provides information under the following headings: definition, purpose, description, planning, staff requirements, multimedia use, initial cost, and additional cost per student. The strategies considered are: area vocational centers, area vocational schools, artists or experts in the school, audiovisual modules, community resource trainers, competency-based/individualized instruction vocational education, computer-assisted instruction, conference calls, the cooperative schools concept, cooperative vocational education, corporate-sponsored school programs, correspondence study, the employment training office option, flexible scheduling, independent studies, individualized instruction, intermediate units, itinerant or circuit teachers, job creation, the learning center system, microcomputers, minicourses, mobile instructional materials, mobile labs, paraprofessionals and aides, phasing, programmed instruction, rural student vocational programs, student exchanges, teacher exchanges, television and radio, two-in-one (teaching two or more subjects simultaneously), two-way televised vocational education, and mining community resources. A summary offers suggestions for choosing a strategy. A bibliography is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Education, Correspondence Study, Educational Methods, Educational Radio, Educational Strategies, Educational Television, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Itinerant Teachers, Job Development, Learning Centers (Classroom), Literature Reviews, Microcomputers, Minicourses, Mobile Laboratories, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Programed Instruction, Rural Schools, Secondary Education, Small Schools, Student Exchange Programs, Teacher Exchange Programs, Teleconferencing, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Isolation (School Districts)